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12-08-2012, 12:17 AM   #1
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Optio H90 - permanent deletion

Hello,

I will be giving away my Optio H90 and I have a question which may be somewhat silly:

How do I ascertain that all the pictures have been permanently deleted from my camera?
I have of course taken the SDHC card out and reset the camera to original settings.

Am I safe or is there anything else that I need to do? There are those who say that
even deleted pictures admit of retrieval...

Thanks,
Dominic

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All you need to do is format the card. If you don't write any more to it, then it's technically still possible to recover the photos, but you'd have to try very hard.

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I'm assuming your SDHC card is not going with it, correct?

That particular camera does have some built in memory so it could store photos without an SDHC card. If you never saved photos to it, there is nothing there.

If there was something there, it could theoretically be recovered, but it would depend on how determined the person is who is trying to recover them. Deleting them should really be enough, I've tried to recover accidentally deleted photos from a camera's internal memory and failed miserably. To be extra cautious you could fill the memory with solid black photos, delete them, fill it again and then delete them. There should be no trace of any previous photos.
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QuoteOriginally posted by elliott Quote
I'm assuming your SDHC card is not going with it, correct?

That particular camera does have some built in memory so it could store photos without an SDHC card. If you never saved photos to it, there is nothing there.

If there was something there, it could theoretically be recovered, but it would depend on how determined the person is who is trying to recover them. Deleting them should really be enough, I've tried to recover accidentally deleted photos from a camera's internal memory and failed miserably. To be extra cautious you could fill the memory with solid black photos, delete them, fill it again and then delete them. There should be no trace of any previous photos.
hello,

many thanks to both of you.

correct elliot, the sd card remains mine. i will do as you say,

best regards,
dominic

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